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  • Sister Outsiderby Audre Lorde; Cheryl Clarke

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2012; US$ 16.99

                 Reviews"...it's been almost a quarter of a century since Audre Lorde's essays and speeches in Sister Outsider made an indelible mark on 20th-century literature. But the words of the black lesbian feminist poet seem as lyrical and unforgettable, and, sadly, as relevant today as when she first tackled everything from racism and homophobia... more...

  • Odd Girls and Twilight Loversby Lillian Faderman

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    Lesbian life in America continues to evolve. As Lillian Faderman writes, there are “no constants with regard to lesbianism,? except that lesbians prefer women. In this book, Faderman reclaims the story of lesbian life in twentieth-century America, tracing the evolution of lesbian identity and subcultures from early networks to today?s diverse lifestyles.... more...

  • Queer Theoriesby Donald E. Hall; Julian Wolfreys

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2002; US$ 38.00

    Queer Theories explores and aggressively expands the provocative new field of sexual identity studies. It covers the history of the terms 'gay' and 'lesbian' as identity categories, the reclamation of the word 'queer' as a term of radical self-identification, and the recent challenges to sexual identity studies posed by transgender and bisexual... more...

  • Closet Queensby Michael Bloch

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 37.61

    Closet Queens is a fascinating study of gay men in twentieth century British politics, from Lord Rosebery and Lord Beauchamp in Edwardian times to Michael Portillo and Peter Mandelson in our own era. As all homosexual activity was illegal until 1967, and exposure meant ruin and disgrace, such men were obliged either to repress their sexual... more...

  • How the Homosexuals Saved Civilizationby Cathy Crimmins

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.95

    A cultural history of the customs, fashions, and figures of gay life in the twentieth and the early twenty-first centuries-and how they have changed us for the better. How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization presents a broad yet incisive look at how an unusual "immigrant" group, homosexual men, has influenced mainstream American society and has,... more...

  • The Real-World Guide to Coming Outby Sally Chew; Steven Petrow

    Workman Publishing Company 2011; US$ 1.99

    We?ve come a long way. But that doesn?t mean that the process of coming out is clear-cut or without obstacles. Introducing an e-book for today?s times?adapted from Steven Petrow?s Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners ?designed to help guide men, women, and teenagers navigate what can be uncertain territory.     Packed with Q&As, polls, and ?Straight... more...

  • The Culture of Desireby Frank Browning

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    Is there such a thing as an American gay culture--a set of styles, values, and behaviors that arises not from ethnicity or religion but from sexual orientation? How is that culture transmitted? And how is it likely to survive the depradations of homophobia and AIDS? These questions are explored by Browning, a reporter for NPR. From the Trade Paperback... more...

  • Imagining Gay Paradiseby Gary L. Atkins

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 50.00

    Mages of Manhood focuses on three gay paradises in Southeast Asia and the men who created them. It examines a manhood of savoring that challenges the male contests often inspired by nationalism and imperialism. It is also studies the obstacles gay men have faced in securing a voice as citizens. more...

  • The End of Gayby Bert Archer

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 21.95

    Gay is a phase. Not something people go through in adolescence, but, like feminism, a cultural, historical movement, on the way to something bigger. Through the prism of his own sexual past and present, with a wide array of references to pop culture, literature and history, Archer traces the rise and imminent fall of gay. Along the way, he cites historical... more...

  • Education, Research, and Practice in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Psychologyby Beverly A. Greene; Gladys L. Croom

    SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 74.00

    This volume will serve as a basic resource with information on salient lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered psychology issues and will furnish the reader with a range of references and other resources to explore each topic in greater depth. more...